Gomeet Pant oversees security operations at Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta. He is a certified information systems auditor with broad information security and technology experience, with an array of certifications like MCITP, MCSA, CCNA, and ITIL V3.
Key Security Initiatives
Several enterprise resources are published over internet and users access them directly. This increased the attack surface over the years. Also, most resources accessed over internet were having the same password. Compromise of single password would mean compromise of all applications used with those credentials.
The organiztion was also getting persistent attacks from Chinese IPs for which it could only reactively block once alerted. To have a more proactive approach to this, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta implemented a Next Gen Firewall solution that had features like bot protection and geo location blocking to block geographies where the company has no business. It also introduced mandatory virtual private network (VPN) for all enterprise application usage. Multi-factor authentication for all VPN access was implemented thereby protecting the risk of password compromise.